Bride and groom married at The Mill Barns

Wedding at The Mill Barns

Grace & Jon

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“From our initial set up meeting you made us both feel at ease and we never once worried about anything to do with the photography side. We knew you had it covered! Due to your large breadth of knowledge on weddings you even helped us tackle some common issues around timings (always leave more than you think you need!!).  During the day we never once felt uncomfortable and everything seemed to flow naturally.

You both became a big part of our day and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such wonderful photos. They are absolutely amazing!”

Early in July we were back at the popular Shropshire venue The Mill Barns for the wedding of Grace and Jon.  We were last here about a year prior and had similar conditions – a bit overcast with rain threatening, but mostly ‘ok’.  But unlike the weather, we again had a great couple and a cracking wedding to photograph..


Grace and Jon’s entire day was held at The Mill Barns with both bride and groom preparing for the day on-site at the venue.  They had a beautiful ceremony – the exchange of vows and the little expressions and gestures from both of them made for some really heartfelt pictures. There’s much more to photographing a ceremony than just the standard shots and very often it’s the pictures taken in-between the key points that are the most rewarding.  Lovely stuff.


We took Grace and Jon for a little photo tour of the grounds just after the speeches.  Although we’d had a few minutes outside with them in the afternoon, the early evening session is really where we get the best images.  With the formalities of the day mostly complete, the evening shoot is always more relaxed and without the time pressure that we often have to work with in the afternoon.  Grace and Jon just eased into it almost immediately so we were able to get some great expressive pictures of them around the Mill Barns gardens.

We loved working with Grace and Jon and indeed their whole wedding party.  Such a lively and vibrant day and at times genuinely touching, often hilarious but at all times honest and heartfelt.  What a good wedding should be.  Thanks Grace and Jon – you were brilliant.

Venue: The Mill Barns, Alveley, Shropshire
Florals: Lily Jones Flowers
Cake: Cake Quarter
Grace’s dress: The Bridal Room Broadway
Jon’ suit: Duncan James Menswear
Photobooth: Director’s Cut
Glitter: Wish Upon A Sparkle
Recpetion guitarist: Tristan Mackay
Evening band: LFX

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Wedding photography at The Mill Barns in Shropshire,  by husband and wife photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie.

Our wedding photography blends heartfelt natural images and beautiful couple portraiture, all with a relaxed feel.

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